Maltese Cross Jewelry – from Necklaces to Bracelets and more
Vintage cross jewelry designs are a symbol extensively associated with Christianity, commemorating Christ. This symbol is now highly regarded as a reflection of love and hope. To Christians today, it also offers the promise of forgiveness and eternal life. Many around the world wear the symbol with faith. Vintage cross jewelry designs are symbols worn commemorating Christ and highly regarded as a reflection of love and hope.
To Christians today, it also offers the promise of forgiveness and eternal life. Many around the world wear the symbol with faith. Susan’s own faith has highly impacted the designs that make up her cross collection. With designs that have been influenced by Christian art and architecture from around the world, we hope you find the perfect one that resonates with you.
There are many variations of this symbol, and the most known ones are the Latin, Greek, Papal, Celtic and
Jerusalem Cross, as well as the St Andrew’s and Maltese.
The history behind this religious symbol
The Maltese cross has been associated with the Knights of Malta or Christian warriors who reigned over the Maltese islands between the mid-1500s and almost into the 1800s. Its eight points denote the various obligations of the knights, which were: be truthful, have faith, repent, be humble, be just, have mercy, be sincere, and endure persecution.
Nowadays, it is associated with Malta itself and is featured on the country’s
gold coins and national airline branding. The symbol continues to be the epitome of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, an international organization providing medical and humanitarian aid. The symbol can be found almost everywhere in the region.
Susan Shaw’s boutique offers customers various necklaces, earrings, ear studs, bracelets, rings, and pendants depicting this idyllic design. Select from the range of gold-plated, Venetian etched intaglio, as well as some combining pearls and precious stones. Wear jewelry like this as a symbol of faith or just as a statement to your everyday look.